Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Wednesday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.13% to 6.817.60
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.19% to 6,930.10
- AUD/USD at US 69 cents
- Gold at US$1,592.62 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$69.18 a barrel
Gold miners were some of the top performers today as the gold price jumped after Iran attacked US bases. The Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) share price increased by 4% and the Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) share price jumped 3.7%.
The share price of EML Payments Ltd (ASX: EML) rose 3.2% today, making it one of the best non-gold performers.
Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV) gave up most of its gains from yesterday, its share price fell 8.1% today.
Finally, the share prices of fund managers dropped on fears about the Iran situation. The Pendal Group Ltd (ASX: PDL) share price declined by 5.3%.
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